MSc M.J. van den Toren
Having researched how Pentecostal imaginaries and practices of peace emerged out of a (historical) Pentecostal revival and a history of violence, for my research master’s at Utrecht University, I now research Colombian Pentecostalism closer to home. I research how lived theologies of the Holy Spirit and the demonic – through the perspective of Colombian Evangelicals and Pentecostals – engage with the (secular) political sphere in Spain. Pentecostalism increasingly engaged with the political sphere in Colombia, perceiving and engaging with the political sphere through notions of the Holy Spirit and the demonic. What happens when such expressions of Pentecostalism arrive in Europe, thereby sacralising a (secular) political sphere?